After a seven-year hiatus, Gang Gang Dance have announced their return. Their new album Kazuashita will be released on June 22nd via 4AD. “Lotus,” the lead track taken from the record, is now available to stream.
Kazuashita, the band’s first record together since Eye Contact in 2011, is described as a mix of shoegaze and electronic ambience, all held together by Lizzi Bougatsos and her otherworldly vocal. Bougatsos, alongside founding members Brian DeGraw and Josh Diamond, formed the group as an improvisational outfit in the early 2000s. Gang Gang Dance have consistently worked to blur the boundaries between music and art; as comfortable today performing at the Whitney Biennial as they are at Coachella, and count Dash Snow & Nate Lowman, Tinchy Stryder, and the Boredoms as previous collaborators.
Kazuashita was produced by DeGraw after recording sessions across several New York studios and art spaces. The band worked with drummer Ryan Sawyer (who met the band through the Boredoms’ BOADRUM project) and Jorge Elbrecht (who worked on additional production and mixing duties). Featuring a cover image from photographer David Benjamin Sherry.
“Lotus,” the lead track taken from the record, is an ecstatic mix of deranged soul and hazy synthesizer ambience. Listen to “Lotus”.
Gang Gang Dance
( infirma terrae )
( birth canal )
Young Boy (Marika in Amerika)
Too Much, Too Soon
( novae terrae )
Salve On The Sorrow